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Sorrentino Gregory, Alli Alim: Surgical apparatus for applying surgical fasteners. United States Surgical, April 9, 2003: EP1300117-A2 (435 worldwide citation)

A surgical apparatus for driving surgical fasteners comprising a frame portion, an elongated body portion extending distally from said frame portion; a fastener applying assembly operatively associated with a distal end portion of said body portion and including: a cartridge member having a pluralit ...


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Cook Robert Lance, Waddell Kevin, Ring Lev, Brisco David Paul: Isolation of subterranean zones. Shell Oil, April 9, 2003: GB2380503-A (96 worldwide citation)

The isolation of certain subterranean zones to facilitate oil and gas exploration is achieved by expanding a lower section 206 of a tubing 222 with sealing members 206e to isolate a non production zone whilst permitting fluid communication with an oil producing zone. This is achieved by inducing a f ...


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Hodgson John Edward, Lawlor Elizabeth Jane: Trna synthetase. Smithkline Beecham, April 9, 2003: EP1300468-A2 (63 worldwide citation)

The invention provides tRNA synthetase polypeptides and DNA (RNA) encoding tRNA synthetase polypetides and methods for producing such polypeptides by recombinant techniques. Also provided are methods for utilizing tRNA synthetase polypeptide for the protection against infection, particularly bacteri ...


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Leimbach Juergen, Lenz Henning Dr, Mosis Torsten, Obradovic Dragan, Schupfner Markus, Tiede Lutz Wolfgang: Method and arrangement for determining the trajectory on a map which corresponds to the trajectory actually travelled by a mobile system. Siemens, April 9, 2003: EP1300652-A2 (59 worldwide citation)

A vehicle navigation system comprises a GPS (220), gyroscope (230) and odometer (240). At regular intervals on a journey using the GPS and the odometer a vehicle actual first position is determined, whilst, with the GPS, system a second or redundant position is determined. Each a is used to derive a ...


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Oshima Kensho, Fujisawa Takahiro: Image pickup device, automatic focusing method, and program for making computer execute the method. Ricoh, April 9, 2003: JP2003-107335 (54 worldwide citation)

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an image pickup device capable of photographing a person without changing compositions between an automatic focusing mode and a photographing mode by focusing on the face of the person in a screen regardless of the position/range of the person in the screen.SOLUTION: ...


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Inoue Ryoji, Ishinaga Hiroyuki, Kuwabara Nobuyuki, Ohashi Tetsuya, Ogura Hideki: Liquid container, liquid supplying apparatus, and recording apparatus. Canon, April 9, 2003: EP1300247-A2 (53 worldwide citation)

In a configuration having an ink containing portion (10) which is deformable at least in a part (11) thereof, a spring (40) for generating a required negative pressure in the container by exerting a force that expands the deformable part, and an air introducing section (16) for allowing air to be in ...


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Le Couedic Regis, Senegas Jacques: Shock-absorbing intervertebral implant. Spine Next, April 9, 2003: EP1299042-A2 (46 worldwide citation)

The invention concerns an intervertebral implant comprising a wedge designed to be pressed between two spinous processes of two vertebrae. The wedge comprises two elements (10, 12) made of a first material, having a first end (10a, 12a) and a second end (10b, 12b), said first end (10a, 12a) capable ...


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Slaughter Gregory L, Saulpaugh Thomas E, Rodriquez Robert: System and method for migrating processes on a network. Sun Microsystems, April 9, 2003: EP1299800-A2 (42 worldwide citation)

A method and system is provided for migrating processes from one vitual machine to another on a network. To migrate the external state of a process, the process may use a network service connection system or a compact network service connection system for accessing resources external to the vitual m ...


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Beck Thomas William, Drummond Humphry John Jardine, Maxwell Ian Andrew, Johnson Warren Thomas, Kensett Smith Brett: Filtration monitoring and control system. Usf Filtration & Separations, April 9, 2003: EP1300186-A1 (35 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus for determining the fouling effect of a feedstream on a filter having known characteristics is disclosed. The method comprises passing the feedstream through a filter (5) having known characteristics; determining the change in resistance to flow of the feedstream across the fi ...


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Samson Ilam: Touch pad/screen for electronic equipment. Samson Ilam, April 9, 2003: GB2380583-A (32 worldwide citation)

An input device for electronic equipment (e.g. mobile phone) comprises a display screen. Variables, e.g. characters, which may be smaller in size than a fingertip, are displayed on the screen for selection by the user. A touch pad detects the position of a fingertip which is used to point at one of ...